Channel: Omar Suleiman
Series: Omar Suleiman – Social Justice
Entrusted And Rewarded: The Characteristics of a Pious Employee
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So, what Hadith number are we on?
Only one very good, um, that a lot of ramen now, so we've made it past the halfway mark and Hamdulillah, who can remind me what we spoke of last week?
What about employees?
What about employees?
Any Hadeeth any recollection?
Okay, so we talked about the Hadith to make sure that you pay a person before the sweat dries before his sweat dries. And as we said, that is an indication of the, you know, the necessity of being extremely diligent. And as we said, it's so hard to even pay a person if you ask them to do something for you, before they even complete the job. Unless there's some sort of a risk, you know that they're not going to complete the job, which happens sometimes, if you pay someone all the way up front, and then they take advantage of that payment. But we talked about this idea of labor conditions and how the employee is to be treated, how a contractor is to be treated, how workers to
be treated. Some of the conditions that the prophet SAW the law, honey was sort of mentioned. And of course, if you notice, when we talk about the power dynamic, especially the Islamic conception of social justice, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, places far more weight on the person that's in a position of power. However, the prophets of Allah Hardy was seldom, in teaching us a comprehensive model for social justice, he places responsibility upon each and every single person. So as much as you find a hadith about the violations of government and the warnings to those that have been placed in charge of the people, you will also find a hadith about how to be a better citizen how to be a
loyal citizen in a place. Likewise, when it comes to this worker and employer relationship that the Prophet slicin mentions here, you find narrations on both sides. However, I had a very difficult time preparing for this helicon honestly, because of two things, number one, the vast majority of the ideas in this regard go to the person that is in a position of power. The second thing is the differences that we find in contracts that existed in the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And as they are today, so you have to really extract the values from these lessons from these ahaadeeth. But it's very difficult to get into the very specific things because the way that
contracts function back then is very different, especially in Mecca, right? And even Mecca and Medina, there are differences between the way that people used to go about their business. Why because one society largely functions on trade. The other society largely functions on agriculture. So even the ahaadeeth in, you know, relating to how the dealings are in Medina, are different from those in Mecca. So you can extract values, you can extract lessons, but it's very difficult to get into the nitty gritty. The values that you can extract obviously, are some that we've already alluded to in some of the previous halleck has the greatest of them being the sense of Amana, the
sense of trust, when you're entrusted with something you do well by an Amana trust in Islam is a very encompassing concept. It does not just represent, you know, a trust as in you've been given something
to secure until you return it back to its rightful owner, and anon is a conversation that you have and majelis bit amount of the profit slice I mentioned that gatherings are by Amanda and Amanda is in friendship. And Amanda is in leadership. The prophets lie someone he referred to the loss of trust the loss of Amana. He referred to people being put in positions of power that don't deserve to be put in positions of power, there's loss of trust, a loss of Amana. So you can extract some of those general values from these ideals. And then you can apply them to these situations. When it comes to trade in particular, to job the traders, the merchants. We know that when we talk about the
spread of Islam throughout the world, it's something common that you will hear, but it's very valuable. And it's quite profound, that the largest Muslim country in the world today, which is
Indonesia, the largest population of Muslims reside in Indonesia, or the largest country
of Muslims, Indonesia, and when did Islam reach Indonesia, reached Indonesia in the 14th century, through traders, right and Muslim merchants distinguished themselves so well, that they were able to spread Islam
Not just by their ethics and their values, but because they were also active in their dharma. So there was an active dialogue component where they preached about the religion that they profess. But at the same time, their ethics and their values really won the hearts and minds of people over there. And so there's something to be said about that. Right, just that general value. And of course, we'll get to some instance in Charlotte, some stories towards the end, that'll hopefully drive the point home in regards to how this goes speaks to the pious employee. So when I say employee here in the context of the sun, let me clarify this, because there are very few employer
employee relationships that exist in the Islamic models of finance, especially at the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. What's very common is to have an agent, someone that's a contractor, a melodic, okay, a person who acts on your behalf, you have a fine, you have someone that, that finances and then you have someone that acts as an agent on your behalf. To have someone who's a G, a G, it is like a temporary employee, you hire someone to do a service for you. So a contractor, but the employer employee relationship, as we understand it today, is virtually unfound. In the model of the prophetic society and the prophets license society, you have of course, and you
know, at that time, you have slave owners and slaves, right. So you have those types of relationships, and those often in you know, involve labor and things of that sort. But again, the idea of a hired employee rather than an agent of sorts is very difficult to find in that muddy and maddening concept. Okay, and the concept of the Society of the prophets lie Selim. So let's go through some of these ideas. The first idea is narrated by barreda, or the Allahu taala. And he says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and this is a hadith in Abu Dawood, it's an authentic hadith monostearate Mela who Allah Amylin follows up now who is Khan sama heard about the
dialect for Hulu? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said minister, Minister Manohar Allah Rahman, whoever we hire to do a job, whoever we hire to do a job, the context of the Hadeeth is referring to an administrative post. So I want to make that very clear. So, this is the context minister. Now who we hire means the states in regards to the profit slice of them so government, contractor, if you will, an administrative posts, and we give him the proper amount that he is owed, the money that he is owed, meaning there is no volume, there is no transgression from the side of the one who is appointing or commissioning this post or this work, but as of now, panda bear danik
for Hulu, whatever he takes after that is a form of Hulu.
And the word Hulu is really difficult to translate. Alright, the closest translation I'll give is embezzlement. All right, it's a form of embezzlement Hulu, but let me define the Hulu in the Arabic language. And Hulu in the Arabic language means Eliana to film Well, it's it's a sense of treachery regarding finances. Okay, it's a sense of treachery regarding finances it means to take something unlawfully Who can tell me a loophole where it's used in an
sounds familiar any anyone any her father in here?
Not allowed. So you talk about the chains on the Day of Judgment. Okay, that's true. Good job.
barakallahu li te rd I'm Ron, the verse number. You don't know the verse number. Neither do I. So sort of earlier Enron towards the end of sorts earlier and Ron manneken Alina Bian and Nicole Makana in a billion and you have oil it is not befitting to a profit and your whole okay to perform Varun woman, young little yet TB, Nevada, Yeoman Kiana and whoever does so whoever does so he will show up on the Day of Judgment with what he took unlawfully. Now what was this referring to in regards to the profit and the profits in general, the spoils of war. So a very common form of loot or the way that you usually find it being used in the sooner is that a person who's entrusted with the spoils
of war or entrusted with some of the money of the state takes from it before its distribution, so put some on the side for himself, or, or takes a bribe to give some more to a lot the portions in a way that's not permissible. So to go to stray away from the divine equation, and to take a little bit or to mismanage what is given to him in that regard. And this is a Hadith, this the context where it's used in this way to Hadith from Abdullah and Omar will the Allahu tada
and he came to him
He, you know, he came to visit another man of the love No matter the law and he went to visit another man and he asked he asked him, then asked in order to make the art for him and to pray for him. So I've been almost all the time and he said to me, and and so even Ramadan in honor, he said that I heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say that took bamboo Salatin be very tough to hold that no prayer is accepted without purification. What are some other cartoon Minho rule? And no charity is accepted from Lulu from money that's been taken? unlawfully? No charity is excepted from money that's been taken unlawfully. So the word Hulu here, this would refer to in this context, and
this had a person taking more than what he actually was due. Alright, more than what he actually was owed unlawfully. And so the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is saying that anything beyond what he was owed lawfully becomes a form of Buddhahood. So you honor whatever it is, and this it also goes to the just as usually the employer is able to put pressure on the employee to take less, sometimes the employee can hold the employer hostage as well, or whatever it may be, and take more than what is actually owed to him. So the prophets lie, some condemned that there is another Hadith and it's chapter, another Bahati that had died a little man, a dialer, man, the chapter of gifts to those who
have been appointed to do work, gifts, extra gifts that have been appointed to those to do work. And this is a long Hadith. And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam appoints a man from the tribe of asset when an asset, which is also the tribe of who,
the job of the alarm, okay, so the profit slice of them, appoints a man from the tribe of Vanessa to go and collect the cap. So he's hired to go and collect this account now recognize that that job of collecting his account was indeed a profession. And it's not like there's a car collector got to determine how much he was going to take the the collector was given a stipend by the state, right? So it's not like you know what I did? Well, with my Zakat collection today, I'm gonna take a little bit more when I'm eating it here. This is how we abused text. All right, so he takes his percentage, he takes a higher percentage, okay, it doesn't work that way. It's a stupid it's, it's something
that's given by the state, it's a set, fixed amount that's given by the state to do a job. Now, one of the things that used to happen sometimes is trying to bribe as a collector. sounds counterintuitive, because you're trying to hold back money. So why would you bribe the guy coming to take money from you. But the idea was that if you bribed as a cat collector, he overlooked some things in in doing a proper analysis of your wealth. All right, because realized back then people had to pay for the calendar, sheep on their livestock on different things. So he, he'd be a little bit more generous, and purposely overlook something. So there was this idea of gifting. There's a
cat collector, bribing, there's a cat collector. So this man came back to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he said, This is for you. And this has been given to me as a gift. There was some extra money that was given to him as a gift as as a collector. And the prophet SAW the law and he was sudden he stood up on the member. And he said, What is wrong with the employee whom we send to collect the cash from the public, and then he returns to say, this is for you. And that is for me. And the prophets lie Selim said, he should have sat in his home and seeing if he got any gifts done, meaning you wouldn't have been, you know, you should recognize that these gifts are not
because somebody liked you, or somebody saw you and said, Hey, you know, let me give you a gift, that you receive that gift, because someone was trying to get you to compromise the integrity of your position, okay? Or someone was compromising the integrity of your position. So it's not like if you were sitting in your home, sitting in your mother or Father's house, you would have received that gift. So the prophets lysozyme says, What is wrong with that person? And he said, Well, Nadine fcbd he said, by him, in whose hand is my soul, whoever takes anything illegally, will bring it on the Day of Judgment carry and get over his neck. So, this is a person that took more than what was
due to him. The Prophet slicin um, said it will come on the day of judgment on top of his neck, he will come carrying it on his neck, he said if it is a camel, it will be grunting. If it is a cow, it will be moving and if it is a sheep, it will be it will it will be crying, okay. I can't think of the proper translation. So the Hawa so these different animals would be complaining and the prophets lie some is giving us a very vivid
you know, site or a scene here. Like imagine on the Day of Judgment, people showing up with that extra burden on their necks. So the prophets lie. Some said the one who took more than one
was due to him will have it on his neck on the day of judgment and the profits a little longer. It was sort of then raised both of his hands to the sky. And he and he said
have I delivered the message? Have I delivered the message? Okay, Allah Hello, beloved Aloha, Bella. Bella, have I given the message properly? Have I given the message properly? this hadith is narrated in Sahih al Bukhari. So any moment Baba Rahim Allah to Allah He comments on this hadith and he says this refers to anything extra, anything extra, that is taken by an employee that is taken by a governor, that is taken by a judge. So a person who's appointed to do something and takes more essentially uses their position to take more than what was due to them. So he said this is so this is how long money because these gifts are this money is only given to excuse someone of their duties
or to entitle a certain other group of people, or to sway a verdict in one favor, whatever it may be. So this is something that doesn't, that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam forbade in every single way. So this Hadeeth applies by the US by analogy, to all forms of favoritism, bribery, people that use their position, okay, to abuse others use their position to abuse others. And this is something that's very, very common
in the Muslim world, right? People that use their position, they might be a low level employee. But at the same time, they're connected to this person who's connected to that person, and you know that that person is connected to that person. So there are gifts that are given to that person or some form of favoritism to that employee, because of their position. So the prophets lie, some he warned about that as well. And then so so you speak to this amount of a person who's given an amount of entrusted with something, and trusted with something. And it's too beautiful of a story for me not to mention this.
And then we can draw analogies and charlatan, I'm gonna hop out of the hotel and when he sent the Muslims into battle with the Persians. But when the Persian Empire in the Muslim Empire engaged in their battles in the Battle of policia, and the conquest of the palace of kissflow took place. And this was the most lavish Palace in the world, where muda muda, and where kitselas Palace was full of all sorts of treasures. And when the Sahaba went to the palace of kislak, and they collected that which was in it as a spoils of war, and they brought it back, you know, they're literally heaping piles of gold and jewels, and all these fancy carpets and silk and all this stuff. And Subhanallah
you know, not a single coin disappeared in they did like, they did like a count hisab when they were there. And then when they arrived at Omaha, Pablo, the Allahu Tada, I know, they're carrying it for 1000s of miles, nothing was missing. Nothing. And that was something that was shocking.
Right, recognize that this is a culture of highway robbers before Islam. And highway robbers continued to exist afterwards, the fact that each and every single thing was maintained in its place. And those Sahaba were not tempted Not a single one of them was tempted to steal at some point, right? was something that was profound. So when Amato the allowance had and who saw the stuff in front of him, and recognize that not a single person stole not a single person, you know, violated, what the amount that was given to them. He commented, and he said that, uh, people that deliver all of this are people of integrity, there are people of profound integrity. So he praised
their integrity. And he was proud, he was proud of the oma. And and he will be allowed to and was said, so I want to know how powerful the allow and when this is beautiful, he said, You restrained your hands from the wealth of the Muslims. So your subjects restrain themselves from the wealth of the Muslims, because of your effort, because of your, your dignity, your integrity, your subjects also followed suit. And, you know, many of the scholars, they commented on that, on that incident, and they talked about a culture of integrity. And this is something that transfers to all of our contracts that transfers to all of our dealings and all of our interactions, that there's a culture
of that integrity, that when it's sound at the top, it should become sound throughout. But once once someone starts to play these types of games, then it sets a culture of piano a culture of treachery, rather than a culture of Amana. And so it's just too beautiful. Not to mention that that all metal the low end was able to instill that sense of Amana. That sense of trust and all of these people these loyal subjects, right again, people that are in an inferior position we can draw from that the sense of Amana tumor Haddington
We'll go to some of the stories and some of the lessons we can take and Charlotte's out.
They both involve the same companion. He's not a companion you hear about much. He's not a companion you hear about much, but he's an interesting companion. I did some research on him a few years ago. His name is urawa, internet giant roadwatch. Internet giant. Anyone ever heard of him? No, he's not a competitor, you typically hear about this is a man that the profit slice I'm used to send, or some of the transactions to Java, okay to care. He's a competent worker. He's a very competent worker, he's someone that can go to the marketplace and that can carry himself competently that's not going to abuse the trust of the Muslims and some of the scars mentioned that from the profits license and
honor to the oma is that he only put competent people in a place of dealing with these things. He didn't just choose people of Tuckwell people of piety, but also competent people. When he managed the beta male, the treasury of the woman the profit slice and put the right people with the right expertise to deal with things. So the profit slice some gave him a dinar to go buy a sheep, okay to go buy a sheep. So he wasn't satisfied with buying one sheep with the knob. So instead, he bought two, he found the way he bargained his way. And then he he bought two. Then what he did was he sold one of those sheep for dinner.
They came back to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And he gave the prophets lie Selim, a dinar, and a sheep.
Pamela, I mean, look at the amount of this man look at the beautiful nature of this man. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. He smiled, and he made for him for a loss penalty to bless him in his wealth. And they said about him, this is narrated, by the way, another Bahati that this was a man that if he purchased dust, if he purchased to rob he would find a way to make room he would find a way to profit from it because of the draft of the profit slice Hello. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, sacrifice the sheep and give the dinar and charity.
And you know, some of the scholars they mentioned this is a separate narration and seems to be referring to the same incident that some of the numbers show county Rahim Allah, He said that this was a principle of the prophets lie Selim. It could mean a few things. One of them is that maybe the prophets lie. Some felt like that extra de nada was doubtful. But the way you did that was kind of, you know, he appreciated. he appreciated what he did. But at the same time, it wasn't, you know, it wasn't what the prophet slicin was looking for. So the prophets lie, Selim is sort of teaching us a principle that if you receive income, through doubtful means it's better to give it away in subaqua.
And that's why as an employee, especially in a day and age, where almost every single form of trade involves somehow some form how there are very clear explicit hot on professions. But then there are the professions where somehow you're connected to some sort of haraam transaction, some sort of impermissible transaction, some things touched by it, by interest, some sort of company that has some haram dealings, whatever it is, you're going to be affected by that. And so the scholars will say what that you should give as much of your income into charity. You know, especially when you have a job that involves some doubtful dealings, it's okay for you to work in there, if it's if
that's not the majority of your work, but at the same time increase in your subwoofer. So I said, this is one of the Hadeeth where we take that principle that if you work in a job in a profession, where you're getting some income, and it's doubtful, it's better to give it away in southern it's better to give it away in charity. Well, how do we reconcile that with the earlier Hadeeth from the model, the allowance add on? That there is no subaqua from Hulu? There is no charity for money that's been taken wrongfully.
You guys see a contradiction. You guys ever heard the question of Well, can I give how our money in charity?
What's the answer to that question?
you can, but you won't get a reward. Okay. There are two types of haraam money. There's hot our money that is seized, stolen, taken unlawfully, and then there's our money that has had on and the nature of the transaction. So you earned it through selling something impermissible or through dealing with some product that's impermissible, whatever it may be the first type of money that which is taken unlawfully and seized, you can't give that and
you can't give that in charity, you need to find a way to try to return it to its rightful owner. The second form is given in South Africa. And that's a means of purifying yourself from the wealth that was earned in a long way. Or something that was earned, you know, and had some sort of dealing with that which was impermissible. So it's a means of purification, but you may or may not be rewarded for it, but that's a way of purifying yourself of it. Okay, so the answer is, yes, you can give that money in subaqua as long as it's not money that's stolen or seized.
Take him through Hulu but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned here, then it becomes something different. I remember kokanee talking Allah to Allah He also said
that the Prophet slicin um, it could have been, that the prophets lie some there's a hadith By the way, that that this that the animal the Prophet slicin was talking about was the author here, okay was the author here so he wasn't permitted or was not permitted to sell the author here. So he made a mistake. So the Prophet sly son was doing expiation for the mistake of Ottawa. Another possibility, he said that the Prophet slicin and may have given it up as a means of charity because he already was giving this money as a form of order coming close to a lot you know, they call it portal Bonnie, right you it brings you nearer to Allah photobooths to bring you near to Allah, the
prophet sly some already intended that that dinar was to be given as a means of nearness to Allah subhana wa Tada. So just because it came back with the animal, the profits license still wanted to hold to his original commitment. So that's a form of amount, a form of trust with Allah subhanaw taala. Right, when you intend something as charity, and then get something back, give it away. Right, give it away, because you already intended that to be a means of charity. So the profit slice I'm sticking to, if you will, that contract with Allah subhana wa Tada. And not to go off on too much of a tangent but the prophet SAW some forbade a person from taking back something they already
intended as charity
can't be like I changed my mind, go to a fundraiser, raise your hand and then see and I thought about it on the way home and 5000 was too much. Let's make it 2500. And do that. Once you announce something as charity and 10 something as charity it should be used for its purpose. That's a means of maintaining that trust with loss of Hannah to Allah, as well. So there are many lessons that we can take from these Hadith. Now let's go to some incidents where we can also extract some lessons. One of them is from a beloved mushroom that will be allowed to handle even Mr. Little the allowed data and who was was was one of the first people to accept this number. Okay, one of the first 10
people to accept this number is one of the earliest companions to accept the slump. And his story of how he accepted Islam is that he was he was a shepherd. For elk Bab and Abby more eat
local bourbon anymore, he would of course go on to become one of the greatest enemies of the messengers lie so I'm someone who put guts on the back of the prophets lie Selim camel guts on the on the back of the prophets lie Selim humiliated him, and was one of the staunchest enemies of the Prophet slice on them. And one of the people who received the dirt out of the Prophet slice them against him, doesn't happen to too many people. So it looked bad, but I mean, more eight is a really evil person, a very arrogant person, a very powerful men. And even though the law was one of his shepherds, and he was only 13 years old when he was sent to be a shepherd for women, I've been
married. Alright, so look at this incident. The prophets lie Selim and Rebecca studied on the loud side and who they pass by under love and Mr. rude. He doesn't know who they are, and they don't know who he is. All right, they just see this young man that's a shepherd of sheep on the outskirts of Mecca. So, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he asks, Abdullah bin Masood, he says to him, oh, young man, you have Nam? He says, you know my nephew, he says, Would you mind giving us some milk from one of these goats? Were travelers, a beloved Mr. Little dealer and he said, I can't I've been interested. These aren't my goats. I can't give you any milk.
Not knowing it's the profit slice. Um, do you think the prophets lie Selim was upset with him? No. The prophets lie. Selim was impressed. So he said to him halochem and schatten la la benefi. He says, Well, do you have a goat that doesn't produce milk?
So he said, Sure. What are you going to do with it? He said, just bring it over.
I'm loving this will be a lot and he brought it. So he said the prophets lie Selim.
What are the views on Islam the other who are under his shot, he put it on the others of the goat and the Prophet slice of them said Bismillah.
And so it suddenly started to produce milk. plentiful milk. He said the Prophet sly seldom gave a cup to our bucket. It gave me some, and then he drank from it too. So we all ended up drinking from this goat that wasn't producing milk. So he said, you know, after that added chemical that the the goat went back to not producing any milk.
Loving Massoud has no idea what's going on. He says to the profits lightsome Yeah, I'm yeah, I'm Oh, my uncle. Oh, my uncle. I didn't even have an cola equality thought it was in the words. He said what were those words? You said? Teach me the words that you said because he heard Bismillah he thought okay, if I if I say the same words, maybe I can start doing this too.
So he says the prophets lie, some smiled. The master had suddenly and he wiped his hand on my chest. Like he was praising me and he says in Mecca lamb and Marlon you're
Learn it. trustworthy, young man.
You're a good young man that he left him. I mean, unless, of course, went to Mecca and started trying to find them and asked about him until he found him and accepted Islam right away when he found out that the prophets lie some was calling to, to this new message. So that's one incident where you found a person who was praised for their trustworthiness, even though he was working for an evil man,
or an evil man. So you can't say for example, I'm an employee for an evil person. So that means I can
mess around a little bit doesn't work that way. Another incident is a very famous incident with our beloved in our model, the low tide and I've given hold up about it here, so I won't spend too much time on it. But when even our model the law and who noticed a shepherd one day, and a lot of these involve shepherds, because again, that's their society, that's the context amount of for them.
Especially in Mexican society in particular, right, there are a lot of shepherds. So you notice the shepherd, it was a hot day, and the man was fasting. So the normal the low tide animal told them, are you fasting? Hot, he's trying to use testing him. So the man told them, I want to use whatever days Allah subhanaw taala gave me on this earth, whatever is left of it so fast as a means of coming close to a loss of Karnataka, and there's sweetness in the struggle. So the normal like this, this young man, so he said to him, why don't you give me Why don't you sell me one of those sheep, so that we can cook it and we can all eat it together. He's like, trying to tempt him away from
fasting, just to see if he'll fall for it and to betray his master and to, to say that, you know, I gave it away here too, you know, or I lost it. So the man says to him, he says,
you know, this isn't mine. I don't own these sheep. This I'm just watching them. For someone else, the person who owns them. So then all the allow Tyler Andrew says, cool Maliki, I can
just tell the guy who owns a sheep that one of them got eight by a wolf or something.
Or you lost it, like one sheep was lost, maybe he won't notice and you know, I'll pay you a lot of money.
This is the love and model the law on home testing. This man in the man doesn't know who he is. And the man responded so beautifully. He says, well, Mother akula What am I supposed to say to God?
Subhana Allah, like, that's so beautiful, like, Okay, fine. If I tell the owner, that I lost the sheep, or it was eaten by a wolf, what am I supposed to say to Allah?
Abdullah, and Omar was so impressed by this man.
He purchased his freedom.
And he said to him, this is a word that you said, that freed you in this world from slavery. And I asked a lot that it frees you from Hellfire on the Day of Judgment. He didn't stop there, he wouldn't. He bought the entire flock from the owner and gave it to that man
to reward him for his honesty.
I mean, this is so beautiful, this idea that you know what, even if I can go under the radar, Allah still sees me, Allah still sees me. And the best way to end this discussion of a person that is a person that's been entrusted, as a contractor, as an employee, and whatever it may be, the greatest employee of all time was who
sort of lost on a lot harder to sell them. The story of the prophets, I seldom really goes to that, right. Because someone very wealthy as the profits, lifetime or higher the profits license to do a job who was that wealthy person. These are the Allahu taala, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, at the age of 18. He started to work as a broker, meaning he would he would be able to order he take commission, off of basically connecting buyers and sellers transferring goods and things of that sort before the age of 18. The prophets lysozyme was a shepherd. He was a shepherd, but now he worked as a broker for for doubleton. And he used to be a shepherd for holla, the sister of a
digital the alongside it, and so he has some experience with the family of Khadija because he worked as a shepherd, for how long he was a shepherd for six years. There was a shepherd for a very long time, and he his salatu salam, and she hired the Prophet slice Allah and she already there was a frame of reference of the Prophet slice that I'm being mean he was a trustworthy person, someone that would always do good, but the Prophet slice I've never had a real big job. So he's trading in his early 20s. He's, you know, taking people's goods in different ways really working under the wing of Apple pilot. And then the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is approached by a digital the allow
Tatiana to take her caravan to Syria, and Egypt always used to get cheated. Always she had so much money that she could absorb the hits. Alright, her care event needs to go to Syria and because they go to Syria in the summer, and
They go to Yemen in the winter. Okay, so when they Khadija his caravan was always bigger than everybody else's caravan put together from Mecca, you can imagine the amount of wealth Elisa de la Hannah would send to these places. Her caravan always was bigger than everybody else's combined. And her workers would always cheat her. She always got cheated, but she could absorb it because she was so wealthy, or the allowance add on. So she heard of the prophets lie Selim. She has a reference from Hannah is a rep, she's heard about him and she decides to hire the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And again, this contract is blah, blah, blah. And so it's called the Moldova contract. It's where
you have a person who's a silent partner and investor, and you have a working partner. So you have someone who's got the money and someone that works with that money. And if there is a loss, it's purely absorbed, absorbed by who by the investor, by the silent partner, okay, so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his, his reputation is so sound that Khadija will be a lot of time on her. She told the prophets lie some she's gonna pay him twice the amount that she used to pay everybody else just just because she wants that honesty. Right? And the prophets lie Selim. He took that Amana and the prophets lie Selim wanted to get her twice the profit that she was used to,
because she gave him twice the salary. The prophets lie Selim felt like he had to do the best with what was given to him. And she sat with him. Of course, the man by the name of Mesa, she sent me saw her servant to go with the profit slice and I'm who of course, observed the observed the profit slice and throughout this journey and fell in love with his character. I mean, there are so many miracles that he witnessed and the character of the profit slice and the way he conducted himself, not just in the marketplace or with her caravan, but the way he conducted himself when he was alone the way he conducted himself with people that were passing by the way he conducted himself with Mesa
Mesa sort of fell in love with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and couldn't stop bragging about the Prophet slicin when they got back the mecca when they got to a sham, when they got to Syria, the prophet size alum,
was so diligent with the caravan that he made twice the profit twice the profit that Khadija or the law expected or was used to, because these are the allowance
paid the prophets lie Selim, twice the salary. So this is how this speaks to Exxon to the employer if the employer shows us on responding to Exxon responding to excellence with excellence as well, but if a person showed that to you, and you should respond in like manner and the prophets lie, Selim felt that Amana to go beyond expectations of him, because the Prophet seisen was showing that type of goodness as well, the type of generosity so it's upon that person to go above and beyond if you are given that sort of trust, and the messenger it is salatu salam, of course did that. And that makes him you know, of course, the rest is history, as they say, right between Hadith and the
Prophet sign someone may Salah came back, and told her did everything she saw of the Prophet he saw the prophets lie some of these little the Aloha truly developed an attachment to the profit slice and developed an admiration and love for the Prophet sallallahu wasallam because of his noble manners, and the amount of the sense of trustworthiness of the prophets lie Selim. So the same thing that won the heart of Hydra with the love of China and won the hearts of millions of people to come in Indonesia, and, you know, through the traders, and the Muslim merchants who observed these, this amount that's given to us. Finally, of course, we find there's this thing from
there's a scene from one of the one of the early books, that the metadata that this worker is an amine, a G, our key and a shriek is a mean, which means he's a trustee.
He is an A G, or an employee is a wikid, which is a representative and he's a shanique. And he's a partner. The reason why I'm mentioning this statement, by the way, is to show that we can extract so many lessons from this type of a contract that this person really gives us lessons and all four of these things. So he's an amine when he took hold of the money, so he has a Nana, with the with the assets that have been given to him. This isn't someone that works with invisible assets. This is a person that's given a set of assets and the profit slice on was that person. So he has to he's an amine at that point, right? He's someone that's interested at that point when he took hold of the
money and he also has to serve as a dish. Okay, which is someone that is, you know, that that is that is
I don't want to use the word run it out. But that's really what it means, right, someone that's whose time is being placed on right now whose time is being valued and who has to serve
As an employee, okay, so God is someone that's not employed, and he has to serve as a key a representative. So he has to represent the one who hired him well, when he goes to the marketplace, he represents his employer. And he's also a shed eek. He is a partner, once a profit surfaces, from the money once a profit surfaces from the money so truly by looking at the way the prophets lie, some and these people carry themselves in these types of contracts, we can derive lessons in our own lives. Right? How well how well do I represent?
My employer, okay, or the person that's given me this job to do? How much of the you know, if I've been given something to handle amount of how am I handling that amount? All right. All of these different things come into play of course. But again, a last principle knows best these are all values that we do our best to extract We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, make us a people of Amana, in whatever capacity we may be, whether we be in a position of power, or whether we be in a position of vulnerability, may Allah subhana wa tada allow us to always place the fear of him above all things and to always be conscious of him, and to always worry about what we will say to him,
rather than what we would say to the people and to recognize that accountability a lot to me.